China Loan Demand Declined in 3Q - PBOC Survey

TODAY: Sept. 19, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 19, 2014

BEIJING--Demand for new loans from China's businesses softened in the third quarter, suggesting that entrepreneurs remain pessimistic about growth in the world's second largest economy, a central bank survey showed on Friday. An index measuring bankers' assessment of loan demand ...

Eurozone's Account Surplus Widened Slightly in July

TODAY: Sept. 19, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 19, 2014

FRANKFURT--The eurozone's current account surplus widened slightly in July, continuing to signal some strength in the currency bloc's export economy, data from the European Central Bank showed Friday. The current account balance, a broad measure of an economy's international financial ...

CURRENCIES: Pound Jumps As Scotland Set To Stay In The U.K.

TODAY: Sept. 19, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 19, 2014

By Michael Kitchen, MarketWatch LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- The British pound staged a solid rally early Friday, as projections show Scottish voters had decided to remain in the U.K. The pound (GBPUSD) surged as initial results from the voting began ...

Japan Downgrades Assessment of Economy

TODAY: Sept. 19, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 19, 2014

TOKYO--Japan downgraded its overall assessment of the economy in September for the first time in five months, as poor summer weather weighed on consumption, raising further questions over the viability of pushing ahead with a second sales-tax increase after the ...

New York City Jobless Rate Falls to 7.3%

TODAY: Sept. 19, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 19, 2014

By Keiko Morris The unemployment rate in New York City fell to its lowest level in more than five years in August as the city added jobs in industries that usually pay healthy salaries, such as financial services and manufacturing. ...

Eurozone's Current Account Surplus Widened Slightly in July

TODAY: Sept. 19, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 19, 2014

By Todd Buell FRANKFURT--The eurozone's current account surplus widened slightly in July, continuing to signal some strength in the currency bloc's export economy, data from the European Central Bank showed Friday. The current account balance, a broad measure of an ...

China Loan Demand Declined in 3Q

TODAY: Sept. 19, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 19, 2014

BEIJING--Demand for new loans from China's businesses softened in the third quarter, suggesting that entrepreneurs remain pessimistic about growth in the world's second largest economy, a central bank survey showed on Friday. An index measuring bankers" assessment of loan demand ...

Scotland Rejects Independence

TODAY: Sept. 19, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 19, 2014

EDINBURGH--Voters in Scotland rejected a heated bid for independence, providing a narrow escape for a British government that scrambled to dole out promises of new local powers for Edinburgh to head off the breakup of a 307-year-old union. Scottish First ...

Scotland 'No' Vote Opens Path to Further Devolution

TODAY: Sept. 19, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 19, 2014

By Jason Douglas and Jenny Gross EDINBURGH--Now that it appears Scotland won't be leaving the U.K., the real work begins. Prime Minister David Cameron and senior politicians from the U.K.'s main political parties have pledged to transfer more tax and ...

Scottish Vote Echoes Far and Wide

TODAY: Sept. 19, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 19, 2014

By Nicholas Winning, Matt Moffett and Jenny Gross Scotland's independence referendum has generated a political shock that will have long-term implications for how the U.K. is governed and is already reverberating across Europe and the world. Whether it won or ...

British Pound Rises as Early Scottish Vote Results Show Support for U.K.

TODAY: Sept. 19, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 19, 2014

By Ira Iosebashvili, Rebecca Howard and Anjani Trivedi HONG KONG--The British pound rose sharply against the U.S. dollar Friday and hit its highest levels in years against the euro and yen as early results from Scotland's independence referendum suggested support ...

British Pound Rises After Scotland Rejects Independence -- Update

TODAY: Sept. 19, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 19, 2014

By Josie Cox and Tommy Stubbington LONDON--The British pound and U.K. stocks surged on Friday after Scotland voted to stick with the rest of the U.K., reviving international investors' appetite that had waned amid uncertainty in recent weeks. Shares in ...

British Pound Rises as Survey Shows More Leaning Toward U.K.

TODAY: Sept. 19, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 19, 2014

WELLINGTON, New Zealand--The British pound rose sharply against the dollar in early Asia after a postelection survey of Scottish voters showed them leaning toward staying in the U.K. and initial results were pro-union. The pound climbed against the U.S. dollar ...

German Producer Price Index Declines in August

TODAY: Sept. 19, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 19, 2014

FRANKFURT--Germany's producer price index declined in August, pressured by energy costs, data from the country's statistics office showed Friday. The producer price index decreased by 0.1% on the month and fell 0.8% on the year in August, equaling the previous ...

CURRENCIES: Dollar Extends Gains; Pound Wobbles As Scots Go To Polls

TODAY: Sept. 19, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 18, 2014

By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch MADRID (MarketWatch) -- The U.S. dollar pushed higher across the board, hitting a fresh six-year high against the yen in Asia, while the British pound found trading choppy as polling opened in Scotland for the closely ...